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S.D. Company Receives Funding for DDG Project

Cheryl Anderson
By  Cheryl Anderson , DTN Staff Reporter

A South Dakota company will receive a loan from the South Dakota Railroad Board for its plans to produce better distillers grains for livestock and dairy cows, according to an article by The Daily Republic (…).

The new company, Novatis Aurora, plans to ship in distillers grains from area ethanol plants, then use a solvent process to remove the corn oil from the distillers grain. The corn oil reduces feed efficiency, and also lowers milk yield and quality, Novatis CEO Don Endres explained.

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Endres said the project's long-term plan is to develop a new market for the ethanol industry.

Construction is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2013, with production one year later. The plant will be able to process about 1,300 tons of distillers grains daily.

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